Music

Get your hands up: Wild Flag at Fillmore

|
()

San Franciscans faced a sort of litmus test Wednesday night: which popular band would they see live when given copious quality options, what does that say about their whole being, and who among us chose best? Thanks to Coachella and just lucky circumstance, there were major acts playing sold out or close-to-it shows all around town last night: Godspeed, Gotye, Refused, and Wild Flag. Read more »

Coachella Day 3: The Weeknd of Hives and Justice

|
()

All photos by Eric Lynch.

Bears, bloggers and bands, oh my.  Sunday indeed brought sun, by mid afternoon all the good shadows were occupied -- the lengths of tree shadows, behind garbage cans, and next to the churro stand. I arrived just as the largest crowd yet was dissipating from Santigold.   Read more »

SF's Loquat releases new music video

|
()
See video

Longtime San Francisco indie pop act Loquat released a video for the song "Time Bending" off brand new album We Could Be Arsonists late last week. A bare bones look at a classic act, the video follows the band setting up in the studio and recording the song surrounded by smiling onlookers, welcoming them back into the fold. Read more »

Summer camp on wheels

Two local bands are touring the Bay Area on bikes, and invite you to ride along

|
()

emilysavage@sfbg.com

MUSIC While Rupa Marya of Rupa & the April Fishes and Gabe Dominguez of Shake Your Peace are crossing their fingers for cloudless, sunny days ahead during their joint week-long bicycle trek around the Bay Area, in some ways, they were brought together by a storm.Read more »

Outside Lands 2012 announced: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Jack White

|
()

Holy cow, the Outside Lands lineup is out and it is packed full of major, big name acts. How long 'till San Francisco festival season? More thoughts on this to come. But for now, confirmed Outside Lands 2012 lineup is below:

Read more »

Coachella Day 1: Girls, EMA, WU LYF, Mazzy Star, Pulp, more

|
()

All photos by Eric Lynch

I guess the story of the first day was the weather. Everyone checking their iPhones for what time the rain would begin.  And it eventually came, not SF rain, but a startling event none the less for Coachella. Read more »

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

|
()

Lots of big name, sold-out shows this week. Swedish indie folk sister duo First Aid Kid at Slim's is officially out of tickets, as expected. As is Pulp and Refused (separate shows) at the Warfield, and Childish Gambino and Danny Brown (same show) at the Fox. SBTRKT at the Independent, M83 at the Fillmore, Bon Iver, and the following day, Wiz Khalifa with A$AP Rocky, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium are all full – and sure to be packed, sticky houses. Read more »

Telegenic Band Check: Kacey Johansing

|
()
See video

On a perfect spring day, local SF musician Kacey Johansing played a sweet tune in Douglass Park, with the help of Andrew Maguire and the birds in the trees.

Even more King Buzzo

|
()

Punk icon King Buzzo of the Melvins is an amusing conversationalist. Veering toward the inane, he adds quirk to the boring, everyday topics, and clearly has the years of experience to casually offer words of wisdom without the inherent bitterness so often boiling in the belly of longtime touring musicians. Read more »

Live Shots: Radiohead at HP Pavilion, 04/11/2012

|
()

The first time I saw Radiohead, it was opening up for Belly, back when “Creep” was an exquisite oddball of a radio hit.

Actually, it wasn't so much opening for Belly as it was a double bill, but Radiohead played first and Thom Yorke had a platinum rock star hairdo and the band was touring on an unspectacular album with a title gleaned from a Jerky Boy’s joke. Read more »